Tag: Nature

Surprised by Salmon on the Green River

We were so happy to have rainfall in the Pacific Northwest this weekend and healthy air once again so we celebrated with a walk at Kanasket-Palmer State Park. Through the woods and down to the Green River we went, enjoying the wet and colorful… Continue Reading “Surprised by Salmon on the Green River”

Ohanapecosh! A Day Trip to Mt. Rainier

I’m lucky to have Mt. Rainier National Park in my backyard – close enough to make a day trip whenever the mood strikes. Yesterday it did and we headed south to Ohanapecosh. The Ohanapecosh River is perhaps the most beautiful river in the park,… Continue Reading “Ohanapecosh! A Day Trip to Mt. Rainier”

The Hummers of Summer

No not this kind, though there was that too – a ride through the woods in a genuine surplus army rig – but that’s another story. I’m speaking of the other kind – the hummingbirds that live in my yard and frequent my feeders… Continue Reading “The Hummers of Summer”

At Paradise On Mt. Rainier with Hike to Myrtle Falls

For the past week or so I’ve been sharing with you the beauty of Olympic National Park, perhaps my favorite of them all. But a short visit to Paradise yesterday to see the wildflowers in bloom on Mt. Rainier left me breathless. And how… Continue Reading “At Paradise On Mt. Rainier with Hike to Myrtle Falls”

A Walk to Dungeness Spit

Did you know that Sequim is home to the longest natural sand spit in the U.S. and one of the longest in the world? Neither did I! Until we stopped at Dungeness Spit on our recent trip to Olympic National Park. Better late than… Continue Reading “A Walk to Dungeness Spit”

Lake Quinault Lodge

We just returned from a trip to Olympic National Park and no matter how many times we visit, we continue to make new discoveries. This time we started in the park’s southwest corner, in the remote Quinault Rainforest and stayed at historic Lake Quinault… Continue Reading “Lake Quinault Lodge”

Today’s Chickadees in the Garden

Before the hummingbirds won my heart the chickadees had it already. Tiny, cheerful, and talkative they call to one another while feasting among the evergreen trees. Today as I sat with my camera – waiting for the hummingbirds to come and drink from freshly… Continue Reading “Today’s Chickadees in the Garden”

And Yet There is Still Beauty

I, like you, have been greatly disturbed, distressed, and even depressed over what I have seen in our country this past week. Yes, I remember the sixties but this feels worse somehow. I am doing my best to stay focused on the things I… Continue Reading “And Yet There is Still Beauty”

Great Blue Heron in Black and White

Earlier this week, as I stood on the shores of Lake Washington,  a Great Blue Heron swooped in and landed nearby.  It was a typical spring day in Seattle, skies cloudy and partly blue,  the lake a silvery hue. Though I didn’t shoot the… Continue Reading “Great Blue Heron in Black and White”

Millersylvania – What’s in a Name?

We’d seen the sign many times – Millersylvania State Park – but with a name like that we didn’t expect much.  We were wrong – the park had everything! A peaceful lake for fishing and swimming. Tiny tables for picnicking. Trails through old growth… Continue Reading “Millersylvania – What’s in a Name?”

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